Wardens and Vestry

The Vestry is the lay governing body of All Saints’ parish. Church canons state that the Wardens and Vestry are the legal representatives of the parish with respect to parish property and the relations of the parish to its clergy. In addition, along with the Rector, the Wardens and Vestry set the long term plans for the parish. To view minutes from Vestry meetings, click here.

FRANK ANGER, SR. WARDEN

A member of All Saints’ for 37 years.  Frank is currently serving on the Vestry, and as a Verger, chalice bearer, lector and as co-chair of the Honduras Medical Mission.  In the past, he has served as Senior Warden, a member of the Vestry, the Long-Range Planning Committee, Budget Committee, Compensation Review Committee, co-chair of the annual Diocesan Council in Tupelo, Executive Committee of the Diocese of Mississippi, and the Diocesan Place of Meeting committee.  Occupation: Owner, Mississippi Bottled Water of Tupelo and owner/pilot of “Amercia” hot air balloon.

 

WAYNE AVERETT, JR. WARDEN

A member of All Saints’ for 17 years.  Wayne has served on the Capital Campaign, Stewardship, Property Committees and served as Senior Warden. He is currently chair of the Endowment Committee.  His community involvement includes Business Networking International (BNI), Friends of Tupelo/Lee County Library, and Community Development Foundation.

Occupation:  Financial representative of Modern Woodmen of America

 

Class of 2019

George Booth

GEORGE BOOTH

A member of All Saints’ for 1 year.  George currently volunteers with the Saints’ Brew ministry and is a member of the Understanding the Sunday Scriptures Sunday School class.  His past service includes serving on the organ renovation committee.

Occupation:  President, Tupelo Hardware Company

 

 

Ken Murphree

KEN MURPHREE

A member of All Saints’ for 30 years.  Ken is a graduate of Education for Ministry and currently serves as co-mentor of the group.  His past service includes serving as a member of the Vestry, Budget committee, Neighborhood Life committee, as a delegate to Annual Council for the Diocese of Mississippi, and a member of the Honduras Medical Mission.  He has also served as a lector and chalice bearer.  Ken has been a member of Rotary and served on the board of directors of Salvation Army.

Occupation:  Financial consultant – retired

 

Fred Page

FRED PAGE

A member of All Saints’ for 25 years.  Fred currently serves as an usher, treasurer of the Diocese of Mississippi and is ex-officio as Treasurer on the Diocesan Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Trustees.  He also serves as a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 85, S.A.F.E. Inc. and Talbot House.  His past service at All Saints’ includes serving on the Vestry, two terms as Sr. Warden, a member of the Stewardship Committee, Finance Committee, rector search committee, youth and adult Sunday School teacher, Long Range

Planning Committee, Property Acquisition Committee, Outreach Committee, Columbarium Committee and as an Endowment Trustee.  Fred has served as a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 12, United Way, Catch Kids, Inc., and Crimestoppers, Inc.

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant; husband of Diane, father of Elizabeth and Leighton, grandfather of Alston, Avery, Zach, Eliza and Natalie.

Martha Ann Staub

MARTHA ANN STAUB

A member of All Saints’ for 23 years.  Martha Ann currently serves on the Servant Ministry committee, the Memorial Committee and as a team member of Saints’ Brew.  Her past service includes serving as a member of the Altar Guild and as a family head.  Martha Ann currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Board of Directors of Shepherd Center and the Board of Directors of Faith Haven.

Occupation:  Retired teacher

Class of 2020

LES ALVIS

A member of All Saints’ for 23 years.  Les currently serves as a lector and an adult Sunday School teacher.  In the past, he has served as the Stewardship Chair, a member of the Vestry (1996-1998), Senior Warden (1998-2000), (2006-2008), Co-chair, Building Committee (concept phase), Chair, Initial Capital Campaign, youth Sunday School teacher.  Les currently serves as a member of the diocesan Safe Church Committee (2000-present), Title IV Advisor (assisting in discipline cases involving priests and deacons) (2000-2010, 2013-present), President, Disciplinary Board (2011-2012), and as a delegate to Diocesan Annual Council (multiple years).  He has also served on the Committee on Sexual Exploitation (2001-2003), Task Force on Disciplinary Policy and Procedure (2001-2006), Title IV Advisor (assisting in discipline cases involving bishops), Consultant, Canons Committee, 2006 General Convention, Title IV Task Force for Education (2009-2011).  Occupation:  Lawyer (30 years); husband of Carol (32 years); father of two adult children; reader of books; disciple of St. Louis Cardinals.

DANA MAHARREY

A member of All Saints’ for 3 ½ years.  Dana is currently the chair of our Hospitality committee.  She serves on Altar Guild and The Care Team.  She is a member of the Mississippi Association of Gifted Children Executive Board, the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee and a Tupelo Community Theatre volunteer.   Her past community service included Tupelo Park and Recreation Advisory Board-Ward 7 Representative, Tupelo Park and Recreation Friends of the Park President, Tupelo High School Band Booster Executive Board, Boy Scout Pack 85 Parent Committee President and Thomas Street School PTO President. Other: 2015 Tupelo Public School District Teacher of Distinction; 2014-2015 Tupelo Public School District Innovation in the Classroom Award; 2013-2014 Tupelo Public School District Innovation in the Classroom Award.  Occupation: Gifted Education Teacher-Tupelo Public School District.

BETTY LEE MARSHALL

A member of All Saints’ for 48 years.  Betty Lee currently serves on Altar Guild, Stewardship committee, choir, Saints’ Brew and the Property Committee.  In the past, Betty Lee has served as a member of the Vestry and as Jr. Warden, the Capital Campaign committee, Building committee, Finance committee and the Christian Education committee. She has also volunteered with the symphony.  She currently volunteers with Women 1st, Tree of Life Clinic and the Shepherd’s Center.  Occupation: High School math teacher (retired).

 

BUD NELSON

A member of All Saints’ for 10 years.  Bud is a member of the choir.  In the past, Bud has served on the Vestry, Capital Campaign committee, the Rector Search committee and the Vocational Discernment committee.  He volunteers with the Tupelo Community Theatre.  Other: Guitar picker, avid reader, sometime writer and computer geek.  Occupation: Finance Manager, Ashley Sleep Division, Ashley Furniture.

 

CLASS OF 2021

HARRY DIECKMANN

A member of All Saints’ since 2016.  Harry serves on the Outreach Ministries Committee, Finance Committee and the Saints’ Brew Task Force.  He is a regular volunteer on the Monday Saints’ Brew Team.  Harry is currently enrolled in Education for Ministry.  Harry is a member of the Shepherd’s Center Board of Directors and Southern Progressive Alliance for Exploring Religion (SPAFER).  He is also active in MsVotes, Indivisible, Tupelo Aquatic Center and the Link Centre.  Harry has served as president of the Board of North Mississippi Walk to Emmaus, Director of religious education and president of the Board for Unitarian Universalist of Tupelo and chair of the administrative council for United Methodist Church of Yazoo City.

Occupation: Mississippi Department of Education, Accreditation Auditor and Online Facilitator and Faculty Supervisor of the University of Phoenix.  As a retired educator he has been a classroom teacher and administrator and an instructor for Tai Chi Chih/Seijaku.

STEPHEN KING

A cradle Episcopalian and a member of All Saints’ for 24 years.  He has served as a member of the Vestry and as Sr. Warden.  Stephen is a member of the Saints’ Brew Tuesday team and serves weekly in this capacity.  He has also served as a team member on the Honduras Medical Mission and will join the team again on their mission in 2018.  Stephen serves on the Boy Scouts of America Troop 85 committee and the current Search Committee and Property Committee.  He has served as a Sunday School teacher and EYC sponsor. Stephen also served as a Cub Master and Scout Master.  He is a member of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Shelter Board and is a member of several professional associations.

Occupation: Veterinarian

CATHY SPARKS

Cradle Episcopalian of All Saints’.  Cathy serves as the chair of Altar Guild and the Memorials Committee.  She is an Education for Ministry graduate, has served on the Vestry, was a team member of the Honduras Medical Mission for 4 years, President of ECW, Food Fair Chairman, a member of the Kitchen/Hospitality Committee and Saints’ Brew.  Cathy is a Level I certified Catechist in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and has served as an assistant.  She has also volunteered with EYC in the past.

MANUELA WILSON

A member at All Saints’ since November 2010.  Manuela currently serves as a volunteer with Sr. EYC, the Hospitality Committee and the Flower Guild.  She is a member of the Joyner Neighborhood Association.

Occupation:  Senior draftsman at Contract Fabricators, Inc. in Iuka, MS